District Wire News – 23 March 2015

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 23, 2015 with anchor Chandelis Duster.

In the A-Block, we find out details about Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 Presidential campaign, give an update on President Obama’s initiative for science and technology students, and take a look at a female employee suing Twitter for gender discrimination.

In the B-Block, Duster talks about American University’s on-campus housing, a report on Giant banning the sale of walnuts and a recent study that shows millennials are less likely to pay for news.

Finally, we conclude the segment with a look at women’s NCAA tournament and loss of D.C. United against New York Red Bulls.

DWN: March 16, 2015

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 16, 2015 with anchors James Doubek and Paola Chavez.

In the A-Block, we find out details about an offensive email that was sent out by a University of Maryland fraternity member, give an update on a stabbing incident at the Stadium-Armory Metro Station, and take a look at a study that says prices on the DC housing market is getting worse.

In the B-Block, Doubek talks with AU’s Black Student Alliance Freshman Liaison Sidney Young and AU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion Multicultural & First Generation Programming Coordinator Caroline DeLeon about racist comments made by AU students on social media app Yik Yak.

In international news, more US troops may remain in Afghanistan than previously decided, ISIS may be using chemical weapons and ten healthcare workers return to the US after being exposed to Ebola. Later, we take a look at a study that shows coffee may provide health benefits and social media outrage against the fashion designers of Dolce & Gabbana over their comments about invitro fertilization.

Finally, we conclude the segment with a look at the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam and take a glimpse into the first ever DC marijuana expo.

DWN: March 2, 2015 Newscast

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 2, 2015 with anchors Mahafreen Mistry and Peola Thompson.

In the A Block, we discuss the ongoing tension between democratic and republican senators on the Hill that puts a hold on funding the Department of Homeland Security, explore the effect of winter temperature on the District’s annual bloom of cherry blossoms, and the most recent security breach at the White House.

In the B Block, Mistry sits down with Professor of Arab Studies, Randa Sehran to discuss the impact of ISIS on western media.

In local news, we follow Montgomery County vote that will determine whether puppy mill will remain legal in the county. Then we touch on celebrity entertainment’s latest buzz: Were Fashion Police‘s Guilana Rancic comments about actress Zendaya Coleman’s dread locks racially inappropriate?

Finally, we wrap up with Union Market’s sharpest shop, as District Wire News profiles a business that makes an art of fashioning knives.